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It is the English language as it ought to be used.,
This review is from: Heart on the Left: Poems, 1953-84 (Paperback)
He is not thoughtful. He is not measured. He is not RESIGNED. His poetry is not chiseled or polished or lapidary or balanced or civil or precious or LEGAL! He shouts He rages He loves with embarrassing intensity He laughs until he falls over backward He fences with every windmill he can find He hates passionately, breathes deeply, gives up in despair, and rises again in flames. He speaks in a cultured roar or a delicate rumble.
(Well, what did you come out to see, a poet, or a reed shaken by the wind?)
Rise up! Break your shackles! Laugh 'til you fall over backwards Cry 'til your eyes melt Freeze in recognition! Celebrate Mitchell! Read this book!
It is the English language as it ought to be used. Read this book. Protect all the children from the bullies. Read this book. Fall in love with the air. Read this book. Mate with your mate and Read This Book!
If you are the same after you read this book, either there is no hope for you or you read only Urdu.
I wonder if I have adequately conveyed my enthusiasm for this book?